In Reception Class at Thomas Jolyffe Primary School we are committed to ensuring all children acquire the skills to be independent, confident, creative and resilient individuals. We consistently promote children’s Speech, Language and Communication skills and staff share an agreed understanding that a child’s emotional well-being underpins good progress and success for life.
Below are two parents' guides to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
RSC: Mrs Smith: Smith.email@example.com Mrs Cronin: Cronin.firstname.lastname@example.org
RK: Miss Kashani: email@example.com
Mrs Reid ~ Teaching Assistant in Class RSC
Mrs Collett ~ Teaching Assistant in Class RK
Mrs Mudie ~ Teaching Assistant across both classes
Email Communication Statement
As a school we recognise the value of providing email addresses for parents to communicate non-urgent issues with members of staff. At Thomas Jolyffe teachers are free to check their emails as they wish in order to fit to their own preferred work pattern but are not expected to check while they are teaching, while they are at home, or at weekends - so response times may vary. We believe that 48 working hours is a reasonable length of time to receive a considered reply. Urgent matters are best discussed face to face or via the school office, who will ensure the message is delivered as quickly as possible. As with all messages, the meaning and tone may vary depending on who is reading it. Please consider this before choosing to email any member of staff. We would also encourage all parents to consider information sent to teachers regarding other children very carefully as this can be requested by other parents under the rules governing GDPR.
EYFS Development Matters
In Reception class we use the month bands to support our teaching and learning.
In the Autumn term we focus on both the 30-50 and 40-60 month bands.
In the Spring term we aim to focus within 40-60 months for most children.
In the Summer term we are working with the Early Learning Goals.